Justin M. Lee

Justin M. Lee
Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


B.A. in political science and international relations, Carleton College; B.A. in physics, Carleton College


Justin Lee is a Ph.D. student in the Research, Analysis, and Design stream at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research interests include science and technology, space, environmental sustainability policy, international cooperation, and strategic competition.

Lee has a backround in political theory, military exercise evaluation, science and technology evaluation, and experimental physics. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was a technology analysis intern and operations research analyst at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. In those roles, he researched the effects of emerging technologies on the military for the Strategic Intelligence Analysis Cell in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, as well as the impact of joint and combined exercises on force readiness for the Joint Assessment Enabling Capability Office at the Pentagon. He earned his B.A. in physics, political science and international relations from Carleton College.

Honors & Awards

  • Andrea Grove Iseminger '59 Endowed Scholarship for Off-Campus Studies, Carleton College
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America


  • Report

    Time for Resilient Critical Material Supply Chain Policies

    This report is an exploratory analysis summarizing the state of two critical material supply chains and options for the U.S. Department of Defense to prevent or mitigate supply disruptions affecting the defense industrial base and national security.

    Dec 15, 2022